:: Jake Eliasz | Principal Consultant ::

Jake Eliasz

Principal Consultant


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Professional Profile

Jake is a Chartered Principal Consultant with over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology. Jake has performed many consultative engagements for retail, banking and government sectors in the EMEA region. Jake is currently focused on designing/assessing security controls, DSS (PCI/PA/P2PE/TSP), ISF, SANS CIS CSC and security risk/compliance. Prior to working for NCC Group, Jake worked as a Lead Security Consultant (Ambersail), Security Specialist (CreditCall) and Security Analyst (Symantec), where he was designing, implementing and managing various security controls for large, distributed networks. Jake has graduated from the University of Plymouth with the MSc degree in Information Security. Jake holds UK Security Clearance (SC).

Jake is an active member and contributor in the following organisations:
BCS - British Computer Society
ISC2 - Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
ISACA - Information Systems Audit and Control Association
EC Council - The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants
PCI SSC - Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council

Jake holds a number of vendor-specific and vendor-neutral accreditations such as:
PCI TSP - Token Service Providers Assessor
PA-QSA (P2PE) - Point-to-Point Encryption Assessor
PA-QSA - Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor
PCI-QSA - Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor
PCIP - Payment Card Industry Professional
CITP - Chartered IT Professional
CISSP-ISSAP - Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
BRRP-QSA - Barclaycard Risk Reduction Programme Qualified Security Assessor
C|EH - Certified Ethical Hacker
CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CPTS - Certified Penetration Testing Specialist
CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate
LPIC - Linux Professional Institute Certification
MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Work Experience

December 2016 - Present

Principal Consultant

NCC Group


August 2015 - November 2016

Managing Consultant

NCC Group


June 2010 - August 2015

Lead Security Consultant

Ambersail Ltd.


June 2008 - June 2010

Information Security Specialist

CreditCall Ltd.


April 2007 - June 2008

Infrastructure Security Analyst

Symantec (Messagelabs)


Technical Skills

Expert, 15+ years

Security Auditing


✔ Security compliance
✔ PCI/PA/P2PE/TSP/3DS standards
✔ Risk Assessments
✔ Governance
✔ Security Policy, Gap Analysis

Expert, 15+ years

Information Security


✔ Security design, implementation, maintenance
✔ Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
✔ IDS/IPS implementation
✔ Firewalls/VPNs

Expert, 20+ years

System/Network Architecture


✔ Architecture of Cisco/Juniper based networks
✔ Architecture of Microsoft/Linux based systems
✔ Microsoft/Linux system hardening
✔ Network hardening


Institute of Photography (IOP)

Diploma in Street Photography

Location: UK
Grade: Highly Commended

University of Plymouth

MSc, Web Technologies and Security

Location: UK
Dissertation Title: "Trends analysis of Snort alerts"

University of Kazimierz Wielki

BEng, Computer Science

Location: Poland
Dissertation Title: "Face recognition using artificial intelligence"

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